UK - Specialist global listed property firm Cohen & Steers has reopened the debate as to whether pension funds are up to speed with real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Martin Cohen, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of the firm, said many pension schemes were using REITs to complement their real estate assets in the US. But in the UK, Cohen said British property...
UK - Government plans to cut a subsidy boosting the appeal of solar panel infrastructure investments could scupper scheme plans to use these investments as part of their liability matching strategies, fund managers say.
UK - Aegon is to close its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual in March 2013 as part of its restructure and cost saving programme.
UK - The Pension Protection Fund has published its annual report - revealing a surplus of £678m ($1.1bn) at 31 March.
UK - Schemes looking to maximise returns in a low interest rate environment must work closely with investment banks to boost member outcomes, Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond says.
UK -More than 40% of firms have closed or are in the process of closing their defined benefit pension schemes, latest research from Aon Hewitt shows.